Photos by Ma'atology
Folk entering the fashion show from the third floor lobby that consisted of vendors and a red carpet photo opp with Studio 314.
Also in the lobby were live models as mannequins next to the featured designer's "streets" as part of Boulevard of Fashion.
Inside was the Fashion In the City ice sculpture
Backstage was stylist Ola next to her Ola Style designs that were to be featured that nite.
Some young models talkin before the show started. They wore styles from LAHA
Designers, models and assistants backstage
Fashion show coordinator Tan Hollywood has a conversation with Walt Johnson, CEO of RSRVD. Hollywood was a backstage assistant and Johnson's clothes were featured in the Doctors on the Runway scene.
There's Mr Couture 2012 Ryan Mitchell with Mrs Missouri USA 2011 Carrie Hruza. Mitchell was an assistant, escort and model in the show and Hruza was an attendee.
Before the show, some of the models gave a walk of the designs that they displayed in the lobby.
Some of the 600 people in the crowd.
More of the crowd.
Hruza takes a pic with a friend.
Clear Channel and STL TV personality Selena J hosted the event. She wore a dress designed by one of the designers Shukuru 2.
Selena was the gracious host. She even made a joke of her dress saying that she decided to wear something underneath. LOL
Speaking before the crowd was Richard Gray, of the Gateway Classic Foundation.
Selena and the dress.
THE FIRST DESIGNER was ALEX CARTER of CHICAGO
Akex Carter (left) and a model walk the runway
NEXT UP was DWIGHT OVERTON of CHICAGO
This ensem had a flashing light in the front!
Dwight Overton (right) with a model goin down the runway.
NEXT UP was ELIZABETH SMITH of Chicago
NEXT UP was HAUS DESIGNS of St. Louis
Sierra Moses of Haus Designs (right) and a model walk down the runway
NEXT UP was J. MARIE of St. Louis
J Marie (right) and a model walk down the runway
NEXT UP was LAHA
Strike a pose!
Prissy Couture and a model
There's STL TV's Socialite Sande (Stevenson) and her friend in the crowd.
AFTER THE BREAK the show restarted. NEXT DESIGNER: NAUTE EMPRESS of Los Angeles.
Shelli Blacknell of Naute Empress (left) and co-executive producer of Fashion in the City and model walk down the runway.
NEXT UP was OLA STYLES of St. Louis
Ola (left) and model walkin down the runway
NEXT UP was SHUKURU 2 of St. Louis
Vuvu Stone (left) and a model walk down the runway
NEXT UP was Z BAILEY of St. Louis
Z Bailey (right) and a model on the runway.
NEXT UP was DOCTORS ON THE RUNWAY
This guy got the most cat calls of the night!
Dr. Carolyn Pryor (right) , the coordinator of this scene and a model walkin the runway
LAST was the FINALE.
Mr Couture 2012 Ryan Mitchell was part of the finale.
Ola all smiles at the finale.
Love this pic!
Fashion In the City co-executive producer Felicia Mosely speaks to the crowd. Accompanying her are Blacknell and two students who were recipients of the Gateway Foundation Scholarship.
There's PRASM's Kevie Hendrix walking thru the door.
Mitchell takes a pic with designer J Marie
Selena J takes a pic with the designer of her dress, Shukuru
Abesi Manyando of Abesi PR takes a pic with Hruza. Manyando did the public relations for the event.
Hruza and Selena J
Mitchell with Manyando and guest
YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins with Socialite Sande, Manyando and guest.
Mitchell, Selena J and YOURS TRULY
Tan Hollywood and Manyando
Mitchell takes a pic with Boeng's Kira Van Niel and Manyando
One of the vendors was Mark Anthony of Mark Anthony Collections. Here he's posed with his lovely assistants (YOURS TRULY got a spokesperson gig modeleing his rings as well!).
NOTE: Overall this event was well produced and is in the running well as one of the top STL events this year. More than 600 participants attended this fundraiser that was part of the Gateway Classic Foundation weekend of events. The highlights were the LAHA young models and the Doctors on the Runway. The after party took place at Lola.